Clara Maass Nurse

Clara maass

Clara Louise Maass (June 28, 1876 – August 24, 1901) was an American nurse who died as a result of volunteering for medical experiments to study yellow fever. Clara Maass was born in West Orange, New Jersey to German immigrants Hedwig and Robert Maass. She was the oldest of 10 children in a devout Lutheran family. In 1895 she became one of the first graduates of Newark German Hospital's Christina Trefz Training School for Nurses. By 1898, she had been promoted to head nurse at Newark German Hospital, where she was known for her hard work and dedication to her profession. In April 1898, during the Spanish-American War, Maass volunteered as a contract nurse for the United States Army (the Army Nurse Corps did not yet exist). She served with the Seventh U. S. Army Corps from October 1, 1898 to February 5, 1899 in Jacksonville, Florida, Savannah, Georgia, and Santiago, Cuba. She was discharged in 1899, but volunteered again to serve with the Eighth U.S. Army Corps in the Philippines from November 1899 to mid-1900. During her service with the military, she saw few battle injuries.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 28th, 1876
Place of birth
New Jersey, United States of America
Germany,United States of America
Date of death
August 24th, 1901 at age of 25
Cause of death
Yellow fever


1.Clara Maass Medical Center

Clara Maass Medical Center is a hospital in Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, that is part of the Barnabas Health. It was founded in 1868 as the Newark German Hospital, and was renamed in 1952 in honor of Clara Maass, a former nurse who trained there at the hospital's Christina Trefz Training School for Nurses, and become the hospital's head nurse. Maass' 1901 death during yellow fever experiments attracted national attention. In 1956 a new building was completed in Belleville, which is sometimes referred to as \The Hospital in the Park" due to its location opposite Branch Brook Park.
Geolocation Founded Headquarters Official website
1 Clara Maass Dr, New Jersey


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